GRR: Queens University of Charlotte
Brown University has won the NCR D1 men’s college championship with a powerful forward performance and a defense that gave up exactly two tries in three playoff games over the late fall.
Saturday night in Houston at Aveva Stadium, Brown stifled Queens University Charlotte, and, for the most part, didn’t allow them to get into their game, winning the final 21-5.
Queens University and Brown will face off in NCR’s D1 final this coming weekend after both won tight semifinals on Saturday.
A torrid first half saw the Royals past Thomas More Saturday evening.
Thomas More put Fairfield to the sword 70-21 to move on to the NCR D1 semifinals Saturday, jumping to the top four a year after winning the D2 playoffs.
Also into the NCR D1 semifinals are Queens University Charlotte, Brown, and defending champions St. Bonaventure.
In a final worthy of the name that had pretty much everything, Queens University Charlotte beat Davenport University in overtime to take the NIRA Women's DII championship Saturday.
The game, shown live on ESPN+, was held at Burnham Field at Dartmouth College in chilly but fair conditions.
Navy clinched 1st in the Rugby East with a 28-8 defeat of St. Bonaventure Saturday.
Lewis Gray opened the scoring with a try and the conversion and while St. Bonaventure answered with a penalty goal, a try from Dale Sturdifen and a Roanin Krieger penalty put the Midshipmen up 15-3 at the break.